Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Getting ready to move.....

Tomorrow we head into to town for a little change of scenery. Erik's parents, John and Rosie are coming into town and staying for a month! We're all excited to see them and catch up after our first 7 months of sailing.

We were able to find a great apartment in town run by an English couple, Karen and Paul, who themselves are yachties. The place they own is called 'Domino's' and it's a great location in the center of town, and an easy walk to groceries, the big Thursday produce market, and lots of shopping.

The first thing out of the gate for them will be adjusting to the time difference. I know it took us almost a week to stop waking up at 3 am, wide awake, so hopefully they adjust quickly. Then Sunday morning after they arrive, it's off to Selcik for Camel Wrestling, Turkish style...I understand it's a bit like running of the bulls in Pamplona, only in slow motion. Let's hope.

The past week has been interesting, lots of activities! Levi and Erik had the opportunity last Saturday night to attend a kick-boxing event in Marmaris. The marina arranged for free tickets and we thought, why not? I went for the cultural experience if nothing else! How often do you get to see hundreds of Turks fired up and ready to fight and not be wearing a uniform? Kidding... it was fun, we appreciated the athletic ability to be hitting someone with your fist, while you're trying to kick them in the head at the same instant. Not an easy feat you can imagine. About 15 of us from the Marina went in town for it and didn't get back until 12:30!

Meanwhile, finally in the finishing stages of some overdue boat projects and still hoping to keep chipping away over the next 6 weeks. It's hard to believe the time to departure is quickly approaching! Time to start looking at the maps and planning our attack.....



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